Boulder Philharmonic, in an airplane hangar to film 2020-21 season, streamed for subscribers

Posted on: October 20, 2020

“From transforming rooftops into stages to playing at drive-ins, musicians continue to seek innovative ways to provide much-needed entertainment while adhering to the new safety guidelines,” writes Kalene McCort in Friday’s (10/16) Boulder Daily Camera (CO). “Boulder Phil launches its innovative virtual season Saturday with concerts that were filmed inside Boulder Municipal Airport’s Brungard Aviation hangar…. This season—curated in collaboration with [cellist] Zuill Bailey and [pianist] Simone Dinnerstein—aims to welcome back returning attendees and reach new supporters. The airport relocated planes to make room for musicians and their instruments, including a 9-foot Steinway grand piano, during recording sessions…. Keeping the economic struggle of many in mind, organizers have provided reasonable pricing for all seven concerts to allow the music to reach a broader audience…. Household memberships, that give access to all initiate concerts and other opportunities to engage, start at $180. A higher-priced household package includes complimentary champagne and desserts…. The Phil’s 3 p.m. Dec. 13 holiday concert, featuring … brass and percussion sections, will be offered free of charge.” Included is an interview with Music Director Michael Butterman about the current season and the chamber series that was presented this summer at Boulder, Colorado venues.